Literature and Reference

Books For Reference

Selected papers of Prof. VKRV Rao

1. The economist’s role as a social scientist

2. Econometrics as a policy tool how to adapt to life situations

3. Population growth and socio economic development the India case

4. Population policy and its relevance to inter-state variations in population growth

5. Development and population

6. Population and socio economic development the demographic translation

7. The Indian experiment in family planning

8. Educational priorities for entry in to the 21st century

9. Higher education and the future

10. Higher education

11. Can we make a frontal attack on poverty?

12. Has rural poverty increased in India?

13. Limitations of the concept of national income as a measure of national prosperity

14. Social research i the problem of relevance

15. Social research ii relevance in three fields of study

16. Science and social change

Selected papers of Prof. P C Mahalanobis

1. Need of a sample survey of the growth of population in India

2. The use of sample surveys in demographic studies in India

3. Some concepts of sample surveys in demographic investigation

4. Problems of current demographic data in India

5. Social transformation for national development

6. Social change, science and economic growth

7. Need of scientific and technical man-power for economic development

8. National income, investment and national development

9. Analysis of errors in census and surveys with special reference to experience in India

10. Objects of science education in underdeveloped countries

11. Growth of population of India and Pakistan: 1800-1961

12. Labour problems in a mixed economy

13. Science and national planning

14. Analysis of race-mixture in Bengal

Other Books

1. The Demographic Dividend: A New Perspective on the Economic consequences of Population Change
(David E. Bloom, David Canning, Jaypee Sevilla)

2. Africa’s Demographic Transition: Dividend or Disaster? (Edited by: David Canning, Sangeeta Raja, and Abdo S. Yazbeck)

3. Population aging, human capital accumulation and productivity growth
(Edited by: Alexia Prskawetz, David E. Bloom, Wolfgang Lutz)

4. An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)
(By Thomas Malthus)

(Audio Book is also available on YouTube: Just type the book name on YouTube. As the world’s population continues to grow at a frighteningly rapid rate, Malthus’s classic warning against overpopulation gains increasing importance. An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources, and argues that checks in the form of poverty, disease, and starvation are necessary to keep societies from moving beyond their means of subsistence. Malthus’s simple but powerful argument was controversial in his time; today his name has become a byword for active concern about humankind’s demographic and ecological prospects… Review copied from Google Book)

5. Outlines of an historical view of the progress of the human mind (By M. de Condorcet)

(Perhaps the last great work of the Enlightenment, this landmark in intellectual history is the Marquis de Condorcet’s homage to the human future emancipated from its chains and led by the progress of reason and the establishment of liberty. Writing in 1794, while in hiding, under sentence of death from the Jacobins in revolutionary France, Condorcet surveys human history and speculates upon its future. With William Godwin, he is the chief foil of Malthus’s Essay on Population. Portrayed by Malthus as an elate and giddy optimist, Condorcet foresees a future of indefinite progress. Freed from ignorance and superstition, he argues that the human race stands on the threshold of epochal progress and limitless improvement…Review copied from Google Book)

6. Monadology and Sociology (Gabriel Tarde)

(Gabriel Tarde’s Monadology and Sociology, originally published in 1893, is a remarkable and unclassifiable book. It sets out a theory of ‘universal sociology’, which aims to explicate the essentially social nature of all phenomena, including the behaviour of atoms, stars, chemical substances and living beings. He argues that all of nature consists of elements animated by belief and desire, which form social aggregates analogous to those of human societies and institutions. In developing this central insight, Tarde outlines a metaphysical system which builds on both classical rationalist philosophy and the latest scientific theories of the time, in a speculative synthesis …Review copied from Google Book)

Few papers on Marxian views of Population:-

1. Malthus’ Essay on Population at Age 200: A Marxian View (John Bellamy Foster)

2. Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance (Steven Spitzer)

3. The evolution of Marxist theories of population: Marxism recognizes the population problem (James W. Brackett)

4. The new views on demographic transition: a reassessment of Malthus’s and Marx’s approach to population (Elise S. Brezis and Warren Young)

5. Marx and Malthusianism: Marx’s Secular Path of Wages (Samuel Hollander)

6. Marxism and the Population Question: Theory and Practice (William Petersen)

Few old books on Indian Economy and Financial system (For studying in Cliometrics approach)

1. Indian Currency and Finance (Keynes, John Maynard)

2. Financial Developmentsin Modern India 1860-1924 (Vakil, C.N, Blackett, Basil P.)

3. The Indian Fiscal Problem (Coyajee, J.C)

4. The Problem ofthe Rupee (Ambedkar, B.R)

5. Essays on Indian Economics – 3rd ed. (Ranade, M G)

6. Economic problems of modern India vol. 1 (Mukerjee, Radhakamaled.)

7. Understanding India’s economy vol. 1 ed. 4th (Bhattacharyya, Dhires)

8. Statistical account of India

9. Economic Products of India – Pt.5 (Watt, George)

10. Dawn of Modern Finance in India (Kale, V.G)

11. Indian Currency and Banking Problems (Tannan, Mohan Lal&Shah, Khushal T.)

12. Family planning through clinics ( Chandrasekaran, C.KKunder)

13. Papers On National Income And Allied Topics Vol. 1 (Rao, V. K. R. V. Ed ,Sen, S. R. ed.)

14. Papers On National Income And Allied Topics Vol. 3 (Sastry, N S and Dandekar V M , Ed)

15. Saving In India (NCAER, 1961)

16. Levels of Living (Guha, B P, 1965)

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